Racing

Tomorrow’s Historic Passage Race Heralds Start Of The 177th Macglide Festival Of Sails

Billy Parker is hoping for a double celebration this weekend, when the MacGlide Festival of Sails kicks off on Saturday with the historic Passage Race.

Sailors were greeted with cooler temperatures, sunny skies, and plenty of breeze on the second day of the 2020 Hempel World Cup Series Miami, USA.

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It was a challenging day for sailors and race management alike with multiple storm fronts passing through Melbourne on the penultimate day of Sail Melbourne International making for another wild and fun day for the majority of the classes.

Despite a huge storm front battering Port Phillip in the early afternoon, most classes were able to complete a full slate of racing on day three of Sail Melbourne International on Sunday.

The Finport Finance team of Keagan York, Matt Stenta and David Ewings totally dominated the racing in a 8-12 knots SSE wind to lead the fleet after the two-race opening day of the Australian 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today.

Racing has been abandoned for the final day of the Australian Youth Championships at Sorrento Sailing and Couta Boat Club (SSCBC).

In the last two summers the now 63-year-old has become World Masters and Corinthian champion in the Dragon class and this week scoring an unbeaten win in the Australasian championship.

The 61st National Heron Sailing Championship was contested at Lake Cootharaba, just north of Noosa, on 28 December 2019 - 3 January 2020, in an eight-day regatta.

Light breezes, sunshine and warm weather greeted the competitors on Day Two of the Championship, held at Sorrento Sailing and Couta Boat Club on Port Phillip.

James Hodgson has stepped back into the helming role, remaining undefeated on Day 1 of the Australian Youth Match Racing Championship.

Held over two days on the weekend of 28-29 September, the Women’s Laser Regatta, hosted by Double Bay Sailing Club, was an unmitigated success.

The Australian Youth Match Racing Championship will be contested this week

Three days of racing on The Broadwater in mainly light to moderate breezes and, at times, a brisk tidal flow, provided some challenging conditions for the sailors and the SYC Race Management Team.